Crystal Palace Fire 30 November 1936.

Thanks to Alan Sabey who managed to get pictures of the hand stamp used for mail posted at the Crystal Palace, we are able to illustrate an impression from the hand stamp, the actual hand stamp it self and an enlargement of the die still set on the last day of use. The fire broke out that night, and the rest is history.


The Group is most grateful to Douglas Muir of the British Postal Museum and Archive for providing Alan with a disc containing these photographs, which were given on the understanding that they are not to be reproduced in any form without written permission from the BPMA.    


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